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Threats of Pain and Ruin
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Sir Walter Scott's Crusades and Other Fantasies
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Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays
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Farewell Fear
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The Eagle and The Bible: Lessons in Liberty from Holy Writ
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The West Speaks
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Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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New Duranty: WASHINGTON — American officials say that Pakistan’s pledge to fight Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the restive tribal areas is being weakened by disagreements in the Pakistani military and security forces over what their priority should be... American officials can offer ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 5:53 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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Elizabeth Pisani, an epidemiologist and blogger (at The Wisdom of Whores), has just published an article in the Guardian entitled “Spitzer’s true folly: A governor who pays for sex should know to mould social policies on reality, not morality.” Noting that the departing New York ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 2:40 PM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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David Thompson writes on the demand of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference for a "legal instrument" to protect Islam from "defamation". The demand is supported by "allies in Africa and by Russia and Cuba", where they know all about the damage that free speech can ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 11:58 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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(IsraelNN.com) A group of young Parisian Jews interrupted Israeli President Shimon Peres's speech before a crowd of thousands in a gala evening Thursday and blamed him for the deaths of yeshiva students at Mercaz HaRav a week earlier, because of his transferring tens of thousands of assault rifles to ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 9:23 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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Will the wonders of the free-market never cease? DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Faten Saad knew she wasn't in a typical Wal-Mart when she saw an end-of-the-aisle display featuring Mamool. Boxes of the date-filled, whole wheat cookie from the Middle East welcomed the 21-year-old Lebanon native into the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 9:15 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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Mickey Kaus reveals the Obama strategy at Slate: If it offends you I condemn it! "All of the statements that have been the subject of controversy are ones that I vehemently condemn." --Barack Obama This seems to be the General Rule of Obama--if it's going to damage him, he condemns ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 8:54 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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Ezra Levant has the latest about the man who brought the complaint about his publishing the Muhammad cartoons before the Canadian Human Rights Commission. More of Syed Soharwardy's critics have been violently attacked. The Iftikhar family, congregants at Soharwardy's mosque who have alleged ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 8:06 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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Reuters (hat tip: Jihad Watch): RIYADH, March 15 - Saudi Arabia's most revered cleric said in a rare fatwa this week that two writers should be tried for apostasy for their "heretical articles" and put to death if they do not repent.Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Barrak was responding to recent articles ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 7:54 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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In my post yesterday about demands for "non-competitive", "gender-balanced" science, I omitted to quote Kathie Olsen, deputy director of the National Science Foundation: “our goal is to transform, institution by institution, the entire culture of science and engineering ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 6:37 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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On the news that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s "moral enforcer" has been arrested in a Tehran brothel, Esmerelda comments: Perhaps it was part of a programme to reach out and save these women, there are precedents for such? Indeed. British Prime Minister William Gladstone ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 5:56 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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A lot more from The Sunday Times on the attack on Canon Michael Ainsworthin Shadwell and other violence against Christians and Christianity in the area. An Anglican priest is in hospital after he was beaten up and insulted in what appears to be a “faith hate” assault by Asian youths. Canon ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 3:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 16 March 2008
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From The Sunday Times PRESIDENT Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “moral enforcer”, who led a crackdown on women failing to adhere to Iran’s strict Islamic dress codes, has been arrested in a Tehran brothel, it was reported last week. Brigadier General Ali Reza Zarei, 53, the Tehran police ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2008 2:56 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Noah Feldman explains the wonderfulness of Shariah law, complete with checks and balances and the rule of law in Sunday's New York Times Magazine. He begins predictably by denigrating the West. ...[W]ho today remembers that the much-loved English common law called for execution as punishment for ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 9:51 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Too true. And I'm pleased to see that I'm not the only one who thinks that Anthony Burgess was too clever by half. Michael Henderson in The Telegraph: Members of the Society of Slow Readers, to which some of us happily pay an annual subscription, have never really taken to Coleridge. The poet and ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 6:53 PM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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"These treaties are not in Israel's long-term interests, because again and again Israel gives up tangible and indispensable assets -- land -- along, often, with "confidence-building measures" such as the release of terrorists..." -- from a posting by me, then quoted and responded ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 5:47 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Zubrin, who holds a doctorate in nuclear engineering and was for many years a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin, here outlines a clear and practical program for achieving American energy independence within ten years. He explains in detail that even a non-specialist like me can understand (at least ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 5:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Rev. Jeremiah Wright was not some distant "pastor" whom Obama scarcely knew. He was his friend, his mentor, his spiritual guide, he was practically the father, one suspects, Obama never knew. He introduced Obama, through his Trinity Church, to all kinds of people, allowed him to make all kinds ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 5:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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"Why can't our government understand this?"--from a reader commenting on this post Because the members of that government  haven't yet declared either a guerre aux cons, or a trêve de bêtises, or possibly both at the same time -- the only war, and the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 5:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Thanks to Kathryn Lopez for unearthing this. I've been scratching my head trying to understand what "disavowal of middleclassness" meant ever since it first came to my attention last year. This comes from a document explaining "The Black Value System" on the website of ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 2:10 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIeLJy5ugoI ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 1:48 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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The future of NATO is in doubt because its leadership, particularly the current U.S. administration, hasn't articulated an ideological reason for its continued existence. It hasn't identified a common enemy to oppose, even though that enemy opposes the West and all it stands for. For ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 1:38 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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"Father Tom Veneracion..."-- from this news article, another name to add to Mary Jackson's already considerable list A name akin in its fittingness to those of that American newspaperman Mr. Headline, and that celebrated British neurologist Lord Brain, and that Franco-Russian "father ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 1:21 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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"Damn it! Who told you about the TOP SECRET plans of the Palestinians to 'pretend' to want a nation state and peace with Israel..."-- from a reader Yes, it was so well hidden, wasn't it? No wonder people of the calibre of Scheuer are terminally confused about everything -- and he was, amazingly, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 1:15 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Toby Young, whose musings I generally take with a piece of salt, writes that Americans used to be fooled into thinking the British were gentlemen. Now the cat is out of the bag: some of our chavs went over there and blew our cover. From The Spectator: For the past 200 years or so, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 11:57 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Mexican Consulate employee Alberto Lozano Merino tells the San Diego Minutemen that San Diego "has been and will be Mexico" on March 13, 2008. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2008 10:59 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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